Total Files – 2263
Girls – 618 (27.3%)
Boys – 1645 (72.6%)
Dossier (LID) First – 3
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 754 (33.3%), 250 girls/504 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 361 (16%), 126 girls/235 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 180 (8%), 64 girls/116 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 754 children age 10 and up as of the end of January 2016. Of those 754 older children, 361 of them are 12+ and 180 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 180 children are aging out of the system completely.
By the end of January, NINE more children will lose their chance to have a family of their own, including our own Richie, Hal, and Peyton. In February, another group of amazing kids will run out of time. Look for more profiles of aging out kids coming soon! Maybe you’ll see the face of your son or daughter.
The Shared List does not include children who are part of adoption agency orphanage partnerships, children who appear only on an adoption agency’s individual advocacy list or children whom the orphanage has not created a file with CCCWA. The Shared List is updated daily on the CCCWA website. Red Thread Advocates posts regular statistics to give an overall view of adoption trends.
Children with more minor, correctable needs are part of a monthly file release from CCCWA. Adoption agencies around the world lock files on those release dates in a matter of minutes. Nearly all of those files are matched with waiting families, however files not immediately matched are on the Shared List.